Julian Assange loses final appeal

After being detained in December 2010 on a European Arrest Warrant, Julian Assange has lost his final appeal in a British court and will be extradited to Sweden to face rape and sexual assault charges.

Mr Assange does have one other legal avenue available to him with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and it would have to agree to hear his case for the extradition order to be suspended.

The Wikileaks founder is fearful that if he is extradited to Sweden, he could then be extradited to the United States, where he may be charged with espionage and conspiracy over the release of sensitive United States data.

Read Drew’s blog on if you do the crime, you should do the time.
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